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Fork Xl Suspension Lamp

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fork xl suspension lamp

fork xl suspension lamp

Design Diesel Living by Foscarini, 2014
Dyed linen, satin PMMA, varnished steel
Made in Italy by Foscarini

The Fork lampshade is inspired by casual fashion and by an informal, playful and dynamic lifestyle. Creating the same effect as turning on a light inside a camping tent, the light inside the diffuser highlights its patchwork structure as well as its fabric and visible, jeans-like stitching. The concept of Fork takes a range of forms in a complete family of lamps for every environment and time of day. Hanging XL Fork has a fixed diffuser with a large diameter which fits easily into any setting. Its satin effect polymethylmethacrylate screen filters a diffused, anti-glare light downwards. The diffuser is ivory or grey in linen treated using a process which gives it a vintage look.

Fork XL suspension lamp offers diffused and direct/indirect light. The opaline PVC polycarbonate diffuser is covered with pure linen fabric, with a purposely uneven weft and warp of the fabric achieved by hand. The fabric is first dyed and then undergoes anti-fray treatment; it is then cut into pieces and tailored by hand using a sewing machine with visible seams. Brass eyelets with galvanized finish in gun barrel color. The frame is made of white powder-coated steel. The lower diffuser, which screens the light bulbs, is made of PMMA with satin finish. Transparent electrical cable. Ceiling flange with galvanized metal bracket and white batch-dyed ABS cover.

shade: 19" h | 31.5" dia. | cord length: 78" or 200" | ceiling mount: 4.75" dia. | 12.78 lbs.
requires 3x100W E26 medium Type A or 3x20W E26 medium bulbs | UL listed

$2,228.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 5-7 business days)

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Riccardo Olivieri set up Foscarini Spa in Murano in 1981. Two years later, they debuted their catalog, with lamps from Carlo Urbinati and Allesandro Vecchiato, who would become the company's managers by 1988. Eventually these new owners would move the company off the island and into Venice, as well as transition Foscarini from a glassworks shop to a major design competitor. They had already begun working with external designers in 1985, but their first success came in 1990 with Rodolfo Dordoni's "Lumiere" Most all lighting projects were made of glass until 1993, at which point the Havana lamp primarily used polyethylene, making it lighter, more cost-effective, and able to be used indoors and outdoors. It now resides in the MoMA in New York. Other successful lamps would come to define the company, such as the "Mite & Tite" series by Marc Sadler in 2000 (which earned a Compasso d'oro), Patricia Urquiola's 2005 "Caboche" and Marc Sadler's signature lamp "Twiggy."

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